A Witness for America

Amid the struggle to define the mainstream of current conservative thought and articulate its platform, perhaps no book is as relevant as Whittaker Chambers' Witness. Although it could be described simply as a lengthy autobiography that recounts an interesting story of espionage during the Cold War, even the short summary by Amazon notes that the book is something "much more": First published in 1952, Witness was at once a literary effort, a philosophical treatise, and a bestseller. Whittaker Chambers had just participated in America's trial of the century in which Chambers claimed that Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, was a spy for the Soviet Union. This poetic autobiography recounts the famous case, but also reveals much more. [...]Anyone who has read Witness will assert that this masterpiece truly is much more than a beautifully written, heart-wrenching life story of a deep and intelligent thinker. It contains priceless words of wisdom...(Read Full Article)

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